​​​​​CBHPC Systems and Medicaid Committee

Individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) are often exposed to different systems of care and face challenges accessing services due to the complex structure of California’s public behavioral health system. The Systems & Medicaid Committee (SMC) advocates for system integration to ensure persons with SMI have access to client-family driven, responsive, timely and culturally and linguistically appropriate services. 

The initial focus of SMC is on California’s Medicaid Infrastructure, as the 1915(b) and 1115 Waivers expire in 2020. The Committee’s activities include exploring options for the future system, engaging with stakeholders, and influencing policy development for Medi-Cal. The major focus is on access and continuity of care for individuals with SMI and children with serious emotional disturbance (SED), while addressing all levels of care. The committee will address integration and intersection of treatment with the following systems:

  • ​Physical Health Care
  • Child Welfare
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • ​Vocational Rehabilitation/Employment

More Information on our purpose, mandates, goals, and members is contained in the charter and roster.

Upcoming SMC Meetings

Quarterly Meeting

Date: ​January 20, 2022

Time: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside, 4875 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, California 92106

Meeting agenda to be posted no later than 10 days prior to meeting.​

Please visit the Systems and Medicaid Committee Meetings Archive page for information on past meetings.


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